Should I feed these queens?

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ANTony
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Should I feed these queens?

Post: # 35594Post ANTony
Thu May 03, 2018 4:34 am

Hello, I caught these argentine queen ants leave an argentine ant nest and i put them together in a test setup. Since they don't have nuptial flights it is the only way to get them, because of that i don't know if i should feed something during the egg laying period or leave them be like the other queen ants i have. The photo was taken 24 hours after i caught them and they already had layed many of eggs, at that time i only had 3 queens in the setup but since then i added another and they have put a LOT of eggs.Image Image

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antnest8
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Re: Should I feed these queens?

Post: # 35597Post antnest8
Thu May 03, 2018 5:19 am

i would feed them. they did not come out with wings so they don't have the stores to go on. mostly just honey and protien
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ANTony
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Re: Should I feed these queens?

Post: # 35647Post ANTony
Sun May 06, 2018 5:17 am

What are your sugestions for protein?

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antnest8
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Re: Should I feed these queens?

Post: # 35775Post antnest8
Tue May 08, 2018 3:03 pm

meal worms, cricket legs, super worms, chicken, or anything full of protein. I have no experience with these ants all i know it that they are invasive so they will most likely eat the normal.
keeper of
2 lasius umbratus/neoniger colony
1 queen colony of prenolepis
3 C. pennsylvanicus
3 C novaeboracensis
1 Myrmica queen
1 tapinoma sessile colony

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